'He was my baby, my youngest': Mother discusses son's drunk driving death
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Reporter: Alexis Fernandez
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Steven Williams' mom, Kathleen SilverRyder, says her son loved animals and adventure.
"He always picked a place and he'd go, just loved to travel and would just go, and would want to see what the other country would look like it," she told 9OYS by phone.
A curiosity that brought him to Tucson four years ago. Williams had a girlfriend, attended college and worked as a security guard here in town.
He even had plans to move back to Connecticut, but those plans will never become a reality because of a drunk driver.
The Tucson Police Department says early Sunday, Williams was driving home after work when he was hit head on by 20-year-old Thomas Lancaster who crossed the median on Grant Road, near I-10.
Police say Lancaster had been drinking.
"He was my baby, my youngest and I want him back," she said.
Williams was pronounced dead on scene just minutes after the accident. His mother says she's forgiven the driver.
"I don't want to punish him for a lifetime," she said.
Because it's what her son would want, but says his life was still cut too short.
"Never got married, has no children, will never have the life that he thought he was going to have and that's a shame," she said.